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Important Boat Park Information for Schools

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PARADE - Sunday 17 March

The Lake will close at 11am for training

  • Assembly Area: Opposite the Musterers Hut on the Grass Area at the corner of Ruataniwha Road and Wairepo Road.
  • Start Time: 11:15
  • Parade Route: Along Ruataniwha Road, turning right into Mackenzie Drive, walking to the Entrance of the school grounds opposite Jollie Road.
  • Route Length: 750 Meters
  • Duration: 6-7 minutes
  • Speeches begin at 11.30am with a welcome by the Mayor followed by Guest Speaker, Tony O’Connor
  • The Best Banner will then be judged
  • The formalities should be completed at approx. 12noon

Lake will re-open for training at 1.30pm

Parade Map


Accredited Media may be provided access to the start wall & finish area. No drones are permitted at this regatta with exception of the event videographers and drone and the drone use for livestreaming purposes.

Under regatta conditions, Schools have agreed to having photographs, videos and/or other images taken of their students, supporters, volunteers, coaches during the regatta and these may be used for media and promotion purposes in connection with this event or future events by Rowing NZ and their sponsors.


A reminder that after complaints were received and the concerns of the School Committee around young people and alcohol NZSSRA and Rowing NZ do not endorse any form of “party” at the Aon Maadi Regatta.

There is no hosting permitted on the embankments after the conclusion of the event.


Reminder to all schools the 2024 Aon Maadi Regatta is Smoke, Alcohol and Drug Free.


Each year Rowing NZ welcome media to the Aon Maadi Regatta. We are very proud to share the success of school rowers, and welcome any suggestions from schools about athletes, crews or coaches that may be of interest to media. This may include strong athlete performances, overcoming adversity, family links, interesting donations of equipment, or a late transition to the sport of rowing. If you have any story ideas to share, please contact


Best team banner at the 2024 Aon Maadi Regatta.


For those family members who are unable to attend the event, all racing will livestreamed and available here:

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